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  1. The Intouchables' Omar Sy star stays true to his rootsRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | South China Morning Post

    ... native France both for television and film work. But he was catapulted to international success by 2011's The Intouchables , about the relationship between a quadriplegic millionaire and a caretaker he hires from a poor Parisian suburb. Directed by ...

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  2. My way or the Hemingway, plus more new reviews and notable screeningsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Chicago Reader

    ... look at Samba, the latest interracial drama by French writer-directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano ( The Intouchables ). Opening this week and freshly reviewed: All of Me , a documentary about Mexican villagers who prepare food for the ...

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  3. Movie review: Strong actors can't save bad script in 'Samba'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Myrtle Beach Online

    ... of charisma it wouldn't otherwise have. The actor's career-making French-language hit came earlier, with "The Intouchables," the $400 million grossing international sleeper of the feel-good realm. Sy's latest film, "Samba," reunites him with the ...

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  4. Review: Strong acting can't save week screenplay in 'Samba'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Campbell Reporter

    ... blockbuster a jolt of charisma it wouldn't otherwise have. The actor's career-making French-language hit, "The Intouchables," came earlier, in a $400 million-grossing international sleeper in the feel-good-movie realm. Sy's latest film, "Samba," ...

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  5. 'Samba': a light take on immigrant's travails in FranceRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Seattle Times

    Directed by the team behind the hit French odd-couple comedy "The Intouchables," the breezy "Samba" centers on a Senegalese immigrant and his caseworker . Hovering between the insider and outsider perspectives the two characters represent, filmmakers Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache deliver a mostly buoyant take on the immigration travails that preoccupy France today .

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  6. Omar Sy -- star of most successful French film everRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Campbell Reporter

    French actor Omar Sy decided to take a "step back" after the international success of the 2011 comedy-drama "The Intouchables." Sy became the first actor of African descent to win the Cesar Award, France's equivalent of the Oscar, for best actor with his charming performance in the film as Driss, a fun-loving young man from the Parisian housing projects who is hired to care for a wealthy quadriplegic.

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  7. Charlotte Gainsbourg on Co-Starring in the French Drama, SambaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | ComingSoon.net

    For thirty years, actress Charlotte Gainsbourg has impressed cinephiles in France and across Europe and America with her amazing performances both in French films and in the films of some the greatest international filmmakers, including Lars von Trier, Alfonso Inarritu and Todd Haynes. Next summer, Gainsbourg will be appearing in Roland Emmerich's Independence Day Resurgence , which will be her biggest movie to date and her first true Hollywood blockbuster, but right now she can be seen in Samba , Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano's follow-up to the global blockbuster The Intouchables .

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  8. Samba: A white shade of blackRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Chicago Reader

    Though a considerable box office success in France, The Intouchables - a dramatic comedy about a wealthy, white quadriplegic who bonds with his poor, black caregiver - inspired an impassioned cultural backlash. Left-wing commentators accused writer-directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano of peddling a simplified vision of French race relations to flatter white viewers.

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  9. 'Samba' a sincere, endearing immigration dramaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Daily Herald

    ... The writing-directing team of Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache (they gave us the 2012 international hit "The Intouchables") bends way over backward to avoid narrative shortcuts. The slow-building romance between Alice and Samba is emotionally ...

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  10. Despite Hollywood roles, France's Omar Sy says English a challengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Reuters

    A big name in his native France, Omar Sy has had a successful foray into Hollywood with several blockbusters but the actor and comedian says mastering English as a new language remains a challenge. Sy, who shot to fame with comedy TV roles, won a Cesar award - France's equivalent of the Oscars - for his portrayal of a caregiver to a quadriplegic man in "The Intouchables".

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  11. Removing the Stigma: Omar Sy on "The Intouchables" and "Samba"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 | Chicago Sun-Times

    ... century into the 21st, that he hasn't encountered. Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano 's French comedy, " The Intouchables ," was a crowd-pleaser that proved to have tremendous international appeal. Its fact-based tale of the friendship between a ...

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  12. Omar Sy, Hollywood-hot post-'Intouchables,' returns to France for 'Samba'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | Myrtle Beach Online

    French actor Omar Sy decided to take a "step back" after the international success of the 2011 comedy-drama "The Intouchables." Sy became the first actor of African descent to win the Cesar Award, France's equivalent of the Oscar, for best actor for his charming performance in the film as Driss, a fun-loving young man from the Parisian projects who is hired to care for a wealthy quadriplegic.

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  13. International star Omar Sy learns the language of HollywoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    ... In 2012, Sy became the first African to win a best actor Cesar - France's equivalent of an Oscar - for "The Intouchables," a comedy-drama about a quadriplegic and his caretaker (Sy). It became one of France's highest grossing films and earned over ...

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  14. French leading man Sy gaining in HollywoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | The Chronicle Herald

    ... In 2012, Sy became the first African to win a best actor Cesar - France's equivalent of an Oscar - for The Intouchables, a comedy-drama about a quadriplegic and his caretaker (Sy). It became one of France's highest grossing films and earned over ...

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  15. 'Intouchables' Duo Returns With 'Samba', Starring...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | Deadline

    French filmmakers Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledo scored big in 2012 with their soccer drama The Intouchables , which managed Hollywood-proportion numbers at the international box office and even totaled well over $10M in the U.S. Their latest film, Samba , doesn't have the benefit of being about a sport with rabid fans around the world, but it does give a personal story about a hot-button topic in many countries around the world: immigration. Broad Green's Samba joins a packed slate of limited-release features going up against the studios this weekend including The Film Arcade's Unexpected starring Cobie Smulders and Elizabeth McGovern, with a day-and-date release Friday.

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  16. Omar SyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | The Huffington Post

    ... am the me I choose to be." Cesar winning actor Omar Sy has chosen well. His role as the caregiver Driss in "The Intouchables "earned him French cinemas highest acting honor for France's second highest grossing film. The French native and son of ...

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  17. Samba' Review: - Intouchables' Followup Is a Shiny...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | SFGate

    Writer-directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano hit a sweet spot with 2011's near-half-billion-dollar global hit "The Intouchables," starring Omar Sy as a white zillionaire quadriplegic's black Algerian caregiver, pal, and life-restorer. So the filmmakers made another movie with a message: "Don't worry, bourgeois! French minorities aren't banlieue -burning banshees - we're all best friends around here, let's dance!" The Telegraph's Mike McCahill usefully calls Nakache and Toledano the "diet Dardennes."

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  18. Charm, goodwill and distinct pleasures reside in overlong 'Samba'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | Los Angeles Times

    ... second half, the film, from writer-directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano (the 2011 international hit "The Intouchables"), becomes meandering and diffused, undermining the buckets of charm and goodwill it initially provides. With depth, ...

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  19. CS Video: Omar Sy and Director Olivier Nakache on SambaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | ComingSoon.net

    When filmmakers Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano came up with the premise for their fourth feature, 2011s The Intouchables , they probably didn't realize the unlikely pairing of a wealthy quadriplegic with a poor guy from the projects would become as big a hit as it was. $426 million later and it was the highest-grossing French movie of all time with $166 million of that from France alone.

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  20. 'Samba" review: Delightful immigrant love storyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | New York Daily News

    ... her high-powered corporate job. The chemistry between the excellent leads drives the winning romance. Sy ("The Intouchables," "Jurassic World") exudes a playful sex appeal that matches perfectly with Gainsbourg's perplexed, emerging amusement. The ...

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